Commercial Damage Risks to Your Charlotte Business | SERVPRO® of Northeast Charlotte
The United States is centered around businesses. We either work at one, use the services from one or own one.
Business owners have a set of challenges when it comes to keeping their businesses functioning smoothly. In addition to the daily tasks, having a solid plan of how to react to natural disasters or damages to your business is essential.
As the years pass, it is actually getting more expensive to recover from a natural disaster or storm in the United States. In fact, the United States is seeing an average of $158 billion dollars in damage over the past five years, which is a large increase in costs compared to other years.
In fact, we recently had a storm roll through Charlotte that brought incredibly high winds and caused large amounts of tree damage. We also lost power in various neighborhoods.
If you owned a business that was affected by the power outage, it could have affected your daily business goals or revenue if you had to be closed until it was restored. Below are some ideas of how to minimize your risk of damage in your own businesses.
Water issues and flooding problems are a constant threat to business owners. It is one of the most common reasons for commercial damage because the cause can originate from many different sources.
Flood waters or excessive rain can sink down into your foundation and degrade your internal structure, and they can infiltrate walls and floors. If your property isn’t graded, consider having it done to help route rainwater away from your building.
Water damage can also be caused by slow leaks from plumbing or faulty appliances. Do a property check regularly to catch any new or worsening issues.
When a severe storm rolls through Charlotte, it can have disastrous effects on buildings, trees and properties in general. In addition to the complications that can come from structural damage, power outages can cause all kinds of problems if you rely on reliable electricity or refrigeration for your business.
If a storm brings winds between 10 to 45 mph, it can be an inconvenience and cause minor debris afterward, but if the storm comes with winds of over 100 mph, it can fully level businesses, tear off roofs or garages and upend trees.
Even though protective measures can be costly, consider adding window reinforcements or get your roof inspected regularly to help reduce the risk of irreversible damage.
The good news is that taking the cost-free measure of routinely checking your plumbing, windows and doors can help stop a lot of the potential water issues in its tracks. If you can catch issues ahead of a storm, it can save you a lot of time and money in repairs.
If your property is damaged, it can feel disheartening. If the damage is severe enough, it can start to affect your livelihood. Thankfully, responding to your disaster is what we do best.
We are here to help 24⁄7 and will answer your call when you need us. We will respond to your disaster and get you back open for business as quickly as possible.
If you have experienced damage to your business or want to learn more about our commercial damage restoration services, contact us today. We’re here to act fast, 24⁄7.